Is Ellie Goulding the UK Version of Taylor Swift?

11 September 2013 by

Ellie Goulding Taylor Swift

Ok, so it might be just us but we've begun to notice some rather striking similarities between Ellie Goulding and Taylor Swift. Not only are the two mega popstars they also share a lot of the same habits plus they're pretty good friends which could explain why the two seem to be morphing into one another...

Harry Styles and Niall Horan [getty]

1. They both dated a member of One Direction

Who could forget when Taylor went out with Harry Styles, they were like the best couple EVER. He took her to meet his Mum and to the Chinese. However the pair split shortly after New Year this year with Taylor going on to write ‘I knew you were trouble’ about the curly haired pop star.

Ellie Goulding on the other hand set tongues a-wagging (and sent more than a few One D fans into a flurry) when she was spotted having a cheeky snog with Niall Horan at V Festival in August. When quizzed about it by a British newspaper Ellie said, ‘I won’t ever talk about my love life anymore because it’s always then gone wrong when I have in the past.’

2. They both like writing songs about their love lives

Taylor Swift has been none too subtle in her musical take downs of her ex-boyfriends, as well as writing about Harry she also penned Dear John about John Mayer and Back To December about Taylor Lautner amongst many others. Ellie wrote much of her album Halcyon about the end of her relationship with radio DJ Greg James.

Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Taylor Swift

Taylor and Ed and Ellie and Ed [getty and MTV]

3. They’ve both been linked to Ed Sheeran

When Ed and Taylor spent large amounts of time together writing songs (they recorded a duet together, Everything Has Changed) it wasn’t long before the rumours started to swirl that they were dating. It’s thought that actually the pair are ‘just goof friends’.

Ellie and Ed’s situation is a little more complicated. After being spotted holding hands at the recent MTV VMAs Ellie denied a romance between the two. Ed however seemed to confirm that something had been going on when he said, ‘I mean, normal people don’t hold hands if they’re just friends.’ We’re confused!

Ellie Goulding, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Irvine, Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellie Goulding and Jeremy Irvine [getty]

4. They’ve both dated actors

Ellie’s last serious boyfriend was gorgeous brit boy Jeremy Irvine. The couple seemed very happy together, attending the BRIT Awards as a couple and even hanging out with Taylor at the Universal after party, however they split at the beginning of the summer. Taylor similarly enjoyed a brief romance with Hollywood heart-throb Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010, after they broke up she wrote a song about leaving a scarf at his house.  

5. They’re both blonde

Ok, so it might be a bit of a tenuous link but both stars do have lovely blonde hair.


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